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Reps urge IGP, Army to establish permanent bases in terrorised Sokoto communities

Reps urge IGP, Army to establish permanent bases in terrorised Sokoto communities

OrderPaperToday- The House of Representatives on Thursday, called on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), to immediately mobilise its personnel and establish permanent bases in communities affected by banditry activities in Sokoto State.

The Green Chamber also urged the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), as well as the Chief of Army Staff to do the same.

These resolutions were sequel to a motion on urgent national importance titled ‘The Need To Curb The Incessant Banditry Attacks, Cattle Rustling, Kidnaps And Indiscriminate Killings In Sokoto State.’ The motion was sponsored by Ibrahim Aliyu (APC, Sokoto).

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Similarly, Aliyu commended the 9th House of Representatives and its leadership for the continuous interventions on matters of national security.

He expressed serious concern at the continuous spate of banditry activities in Sokoto State which has made the residents lose confidence in the constituted authorities.

The lawmaker equally lamented that the situation has reached a boiling point as people in the affected communities are afraid of carrying out their usual socio-economic activities due to the indiscriminate kidnappings and killings of people in the communities.

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The House also notes that recently as yesterday, Wednesday 16th March, and today, Thursday 17th March, more attacks have continued to occur. 

“It is worrisome that if nothing is done urgently, a complete breakdown of law and order may be prevalent in the region by the activities of the bandits who now freely extort their victims.”

The motion was voted on and adopted when the presiding officer put the question.

The Green Chamber also called on the relevant Committees of the House to ensure compliance, as well as to investigate to ascertain the cause of the continuous and unrelenting attacks in the region. 

Lizzy Chirkpi
Lizzy Chirkpi
Lizzy Chirkpi has a BA in French and is a senior reporter at OrderPaper. She has keen interest in photojournalism and video documentary. She's also a writer and author of a book, "Pourquoi Le Francais." She likes reading, traveling and watching movies.
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